Did You Know This About Midwest Ski Areas?
> There are more than 100 ski areas in 10 states, including: Iowa, five; Illinois, four; Indiana, three; Michigan, 39, Minnesota, 18, Missouri, two; North Dakota, four; Ohio, five, South Dakota, three; Wisconsin, 26.
> Some Midwest areas open in October and others stay open until late-April.
> About 60 percent of visits are by skiers and 40 percent by snowboarders.
> Areas in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan receive more than 200 inches of snow each winter.
> A quarter-million school children are introduced to skiing & snowboarding at Midwest areas each year.
> A total of more than 5,000 snowguns help supplement Mother Nature and give Midwest areas consistent conditions.
> At 22, the average age of Midwestern skiers and snowboarders is youngest of any region in the U.S.
> Midwestern skiers and snowboarders are committed to their local areas, with an average of nearly 2,200 people buying season passes at each Midwest area.
> More than 40 Midwest ski areas have lift-served snow tubing hills.